Thursday 21

FREDERICK COMPUTER CLASS, a three-part class on how to use Microsoft Word. 9-10 a.m., Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, through Oct. 30, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1373.

LIBRARY STORY TIMES. Free.

* For ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. 10:30 a.m. today, Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont, registration required, 301-271-7721; 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Emmitsburg Branch Library community center, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, 240-629-6329; 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick, 301-694-1630. Free.

* For all ages. 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville, registration required, 301-845-8880; 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Emmitsburg Branch Library community center, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, 240-629-6329; and 7 p.m. Thursdays, through Nov. 18, Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, registration required, 301-834-9065.

THORPE WOOD NATURE PROGRAM, for ages 3-5 with an adult, nature-related stories, sponsored by Thurmont and Emmitsburg library branches. 1-2:30 p.m., Thorpe Wood Environmental Center, 12805 Old Mink Farm Rd., Thurmont. Free; registration required. 301-271-2823 or www.thorpewood.org.

EMMITSBURG KNITTING WORKSHOP, for beginners and advanced knitters, learn how to make scarves, shawls and more, bring needles and yarn. 4 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library community center, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free; registration required. 240-629-6329.

EMMITSBURG RUBBER STAMPING, make specialty papers, create a work of art using stamps and make greeting cards. 7 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library community center, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free; registration required. 240-629-6329.

WALKERSVILLE BOOK TALK, Annie Proulx's novel "The Shipping News." 7 p.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free; registration required. 301-845-8880.

Friday 22

BRUNSWICK GROSS CUISINE, for ages 7-12, create and taste gross concoctions. 5:30 p.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free; registration required. 301-834-9065.

Saturday 23

FREDERICK MAKE-A-DIFFERENCE DAY, participants knit, crochet or sew hats, booties, quilts and fabric/fiber-filled toys for an hour or more for young patients at Frederick Memorial Hospital, John Hopkins Children's Center and Children's National Medical Center; bring scissors, ruler or tape measure, knitting needles or crochet hooks; supplies and instructions will be provided; sandwich buffet included; sponsored by Care Wear Volunteers and Hood College. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Hood College, Whitaker Campus Center, Ferndale and Rosemont Avenues, Frederick. Free. 301-696-3550.

SINGLE ADOPTIVE PARENTS SUPPORT, for single parents and their adopted children, sponsored by Frank Adoption Center. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Staley Park, 1000 Motter Ave., Frederick (rain location, Magnetic Devices building lobby, 712 Northeast St., Frederick); other meetings, the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, at varying locations. Free. 301-682-5025.

FREDERICK ANIME MANGA FESTIVAL, for students in grades 6-12, learn how to draw the Japanese style of comics art, manga, which is related to Japanese film animation, anime; event includes trading card matches, displays, prizes and popcorn. 1-5 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library community center, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, registration required, 240-629-6329; and for students in grades 6 and higher, 6:30-8 p.m., C. Burr Arts Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick, 301-694-1630. Free.

THURMONT PUMPKIN SOAP WORKSHOP, a demonstration using natural and organic ingredients by Cynthia Wintermyer and a bar of pumpkin soap to take home. 2 p.m., Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free; registration required. 301-271-7721.

Monday 25

INFANT STORY TIME, for ages 24 months and younger with an adult, the "Babies With Books" program will show how to teach children the rhythms and meanings of speech and make connections among words, pictures and objects. 10:30 a.m. Monday, Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville, 301-845-8880; 10:30 a.m. Monday, Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, 301-834-9065; 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Emmitsburg Branch Library, 101 Silo Hill Rd., Emmitsburg, 301-447-2682; and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown, 301-371-7560. Free.

CHILDREN'S STORY TIME, for age 2 accompanied by an adult. "Two by Two," 10:30 a.m. Mondays, through Nov. 29, Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, 301-834-9065; "Time for Twos: Boxes, Pockets and Bags," 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., C. Burr Arts Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick, registration required, 301-694-1630. Free.

FREDERICK GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP, for people who have experienced the death of a loved one, Genesis Support Group, a self-help organization. 7-8:45 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month, Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave., Frederick. Free. 301-698-3033.

Tuesday 26

DISABLED ADULTS SUPPORT GROUP, a discussion of parenting concerns, including discipline, nutrition and medical, schooling and neighborhood issues; meet other parents facing the same issues. 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, the Arc of Frederick County, 620A Research Dr., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-663-0909 or 301-663-0936 (TDD).

THURMONT STORY TIME, for age 2 accompanied by an adult, "Stories Two-gether." 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, through Nov. 30, Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free; registration required. 301-271-7721.

EMMITSBURG KNITTING CLASSES, for students in grades 6-12, knit a sweater with Ruth Richards. 4-5 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library community center, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free; registration required. 240-629-6329.

BRUNSWICK KNITTING WORKSHOP, for ages 10 and older. 7 p.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, registration required. Free. 301-834-9065.

EMMITSBURG YOUTH DISCUSSION, for students in grades 6-12, discussion of ideas and books. 7 p.m. , Emmitsburg Branch Library community center, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free. 240-629-6329.

WALKERSVILLE STORY TIME, for all ages, stories, a craft and games; wear a Halloween costume. 7 p.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free; registration required. 301-845-8880.

Wednesday 27

THURMONT BEDTIME STORIES, for children of all ages accompanied by an adult, bring a pillow or a favorite stuffed animal and wear pajamas. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through Nov. 30, Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St. Free. 301-271-7721.

GENERATIONS BOOK CLUB, discussion of values and experiences passed from one generation to another; includes snacks. 7 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month, Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free. 301-845-8880.

Thursday 28

MIDDLETOWN GENEALOGY CLUB, for teenagers and adults, trace ancestors through the Internet and printed sources, learn about the library's AncestryPlus and HeritageQuest databases. 1 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

FREDERICK STORY TIME, for ages 6-12, scary stories for Halloween. 7 p.m., C. Burr Arts Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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